50th Reunion — Class of 1963
This year, the Class of 1963 celebrates their 50th Reunion. They will be inducted to the Augustana Honor Guard and celebrate the All-Class Reunion during Viking Days weekend.
There are several opportunities for the Class of 1963 to gather and show their Viking Pride. Here are some suggested activities for the 50th Reunion class. (Click here for the full Viking Days schedule)
Thursday, Oct. 17:
Class Social: 6:30 p.m., Platinum Valley Clubhouse, 3427 W. 80th Place, Sioux Falls (Platinum Valley is located at 77th Street and Louise Avenue). Bring your own beverage and a snack to share if it is convenient as you come into town. Hosted by the Class of '63 Reunion Committee. There is no charge for this event.
Friday, Oct. 18:
Registration is closed for Viking Days 2013.
Chapel: 10 a.m., Chapel of Reconciliation, Rev. Dr. Paul Rohde, Campus Pastor, will deliver the message; featuring the Augustana Choir.
Campus Tours: Morning tours begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Commons Concourse, Morrison Commons. Meet us at the Viking Days information table in the Commons for a group tour with a current Augustana student.
50th Class Reunion Luncheon: 11:30 a.m., 3-in-1 rooms, Morrison Commons. The Class of 1963 will celebrate the start of the weekend at this luncheon featuring entertainment and a program by classmates. President Oliver will induct the class into the Honor Guard. Registration required. Registration is now closed for Viking Days 2013.
Campus Tours: Afternoon tours begin at 1:30 p.m. at the Commons Concourse, Morrison Commons. Meet us at the Viking Days information table in the Commons for a group tour with a current Augustana student.
Blue and Gold Gala: 6 p.m. Social Hour, 6:30 p.m. Dinner, Falls Room, Holiday Inn City Centre. Recognizing the Alumni Achievement Award recipients and featuring Dr. Jennifer Gubbels, Biology department, speaking on her “Call to Research.” Special music by The Hegg Brothers Band. Registration is required. Registration is now closed for Viking Days 2013.
Viking Days Kickoff Party: 9 p.m., Falls Room, Holiday Inn City Centre. Looking for a place to gather Friday night? Meet your classmates here for snacks, drinks and music! Music by The Hegg Brothers, featuring Jeremy Hegg '94 and Jon Hegg '99. This event is complimentary.
Saturday, Oct. 19
Viking Days Pancake Feed: 9:30 a.m. Commons Drive and Grange Avenue. Come to the parade ready to eat pancakes and see faculty members (our guest pancake flippers!) from the Performing and Visual Arts department. This is a fundraiser to benefit the PVA. Tickets are $7 and are available on the day of the parade.
Homecoming Parade: 10:30 a.m., 28th to 33rd Street on Grange Avenue.
50th Class Reunion Tailgate: 11:30 a.m., Fellows' Presidential Residence, 37th Street and Grange Avenue. The Class of 1963 is invited to a special tailgate lunch at the President's House. Meet your classmates here before heading over to the football game. This event is complimentary. Registration is required.
Viking Days Football Game vs. Upper Iowa: 1 p.m., Kirkeby-Over Stadium. Tickets are available at www.augietickets.com.
All-Class Reunion: 5:30 p.m., Washington Pavilion. All alumni are invited to catch up with friends from their years at Augie and celebrate with reunion classes ending in 3 and 8. Enjoy great food and drinks and take in the 60th anniversary show of Viking Varieties! Registration is required. Registration is now closed for Viking Days 2013. This event is sold out.
Viking Varieties: 8 p.m., Mary Sommervold Hall, Washington Pavilion. Viking Varieties will celebrate the 60th anniversary of its first show with a one-night-only performance featuring talent from across campus and our largest cast ever. Don't miss it! Registration is now closed for Viking Days 2013. This event is sold out.
The Augustana Afterglow: 9:30 p.m., Washington Pavilion Lobbies. The party continues following Varieties at the Afterglow! Enjoy desserts, fun and dancing on all levels of the Washington Pavilion.
Sunday, Oct. 20
Viking Days Worship: 10:30 a.m., Elmen Center. Bishop of the Greater Milwaukee Synod Rev. Jeff Barrow '73 will preach. Dancers, led by Jackie Pederson-Kriens '89, will share liturgical dance and The Augustana Orchestra and The Augustana Choir will provide music.
Viking Days Brunch: 11:30 a.m., Ordal Dining Room, Morrison Commons. Tickets are available at the door.